Play in a Day

Play in a Day

Play in a Day play workshops are an interactive way of encouraging learning and creativity.

One of our facilitators would work with a group of 35 pupils throughout the day, using different drama techniques and exercises. The day accumulates in the pupils sharing a short performance to an audience of their choice. This performance will showcase what they have learnt throughout the day and show the remarkable confidence this workshop brings.

The way in which Play in a Day is designed allows for everyone’s voice to be heard. All pupils will be involved in their own way and will be encouraged to share their talents and work as a group to support each other.

How the Day Works

After registration the group (generally up to a maximum of 35 children) spends 15-20 minutes learning vocal and movement exercises designed to build their confidence and encourage them to work together. Our technique is specifically designed to enable children who may have reading difficulties to actively participate in the play. The children do not receive copies of the script as lines are given orally by the director. The day culminates in a performance to the rest of the school or an audience of your choice before your school day ends. Lots of our schools choose to invite parents too!

We have a huge range of curriculum based topics and issue based topics.

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Play in a Day can also be adapted to a Play In A Week

Play in a Week is a popular extension to our Play in a Day® and offers groups the opportunity to devise, rehearse and perform a play under the guidance of one of our Writers / Directors.

Play in a Week is a 2- 5 day project for Key Stage 2, 3 or 4 groups.

Throughout the week the group create the drama; develop characters, discuss and devise scenes to build their play for a performance on the final afternoon. This process is designed to develop writing, drama and improvisation skills and teamwork.

Play in a Week is a popular choice for groups and schools who have a theme week, or a special celebration, as the play can be on any topic you choose.

Very recently Play in a Week has been the focus point for many school transition and Summer School projects. Working with a number of pupils from each feeder primary school, Play in a Week is a fantastic opportunity for children to come together to meet each other, share ideas and then work together to create their very own play. The final play often takes place in the secondary school where the children will start their new schooling life together.

We've worked with groups on themes as diverse as Transition, Careers, Literacy & Numeracy, Racism, Mining Communities and Bullying, to name but a few!

Requirements for Play in a Week:

  • Suitable space for the workshops, rehearsal and performance.
  • Groups need to be available for the entire process

More information about Play in a Day workshops can be seen here or ask one of our School Coordinators. You can call on 01937 832740, fill out an online enquiry form or email us directly on